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Carson’s First Birthday Inspiration…A Bright, Happy Ice Cream Social


May 7, 2014

I can’t lie…I always hoped for a summertime baby, because birthday parties are SO much easier to plan when you don’t have to worry about cold temperatures, the “rainy season”, or major holidays and such. Granted, as a July birthday girl myself, then comes the summertime conundrum when friends/family can’t attend because of vacations, summer camps, and all the other fun activities people have going on during the warmer months of the year.
Anyways, to celebrate Little Bit’s big first birthday, I knew about six months ago that I wanted to do something with ice cream! Nothing says summer like ice cream and we sure do love our two scoops of fun. I went with a bright, bold color scheme of pink, orange, and yellow and then sent Beth Hart my ideas so she could come up with just the perfect invite. Of course, she amazed me as always and it was perfection! Here is the inspiration board for Carson’s Ice Cream Social:

What you can’t see at the bottom of the invitation is a perfectly placed ice cream truck…which is all the more important because we rented a local ice cream company to come serve our guests ice cream and all the fixins you can think of!! Isn’t that fun?? I am super excited to get down to the details and put it all together for her party in mid-June. Some people think we are crazy for going all out for the minis’ birthdays, but to each their own and we love throwing a big party so who cares!! 
Can’t wait to show you a big sweet recap from her special day soon enough… cute the emotional mama syndrome at the thought that this sweet peanut is already turning one :/

  1. Meredith says:

    What a cute birthday party!!

  2. Kristen O. says:

    a-dorable!! Love the bright colors.

  3. Love the theme. I hope I am just as creative when I become a mother.

  4. Bailley says:

    what a fun party! Perfect for ALL ages:) love following along on your blog, you and your family are too sweet! Have a wonderful day!

  5. I love the theme! I totally understand about going all out for birthday parties! It's such a fun celebration! I can't wait to read about all the details and see the pics!

  6. Dawn says:

    Super cute and fun! 🙂

  7. Nat says:

    This is such a fun idea!! My son was born a few weeks after Carson and we're doing a nautical theme- I love that I gave have an outside birthday since I'm a February baby myself!

  8. ummm i want this theme for my birthday ha! you cant go wrong with ice cream. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  9. I love your theme & I love that y'all go all out!! I will be doing the same once I have little babes to celebrate!!

  10. Love that you're having the local ice cream truck come! What a great idea! We have one that is in our neighborhood…would be so fun to have them stop by one year!

  11. I am a July birthday girl too (the 16th) and I always loved having a summer birthday. Love your inspiration images. I'm sure the party will be so so cute!

  12. Jodi says:

    My daughter's birthday is a week after your's and I am in party planning mode. I am going with a sunshine theme 🙂

  13. This sounds like so much fun!! My husband always talks about having Marble Slab come out and do an ice cream party (they do them for his office and he loves it). We have a July birthday boy and my husband has mentioned it a few times already! I cannot wait to see what you pull off – it is sure to be exceptional!

  14. Love this idea! So fun to have an actual ice cream truck stop by!

  15. What a fun idea! I love that you're having an ice cream truck come to the party. I think it's perfectly fine to go all out for mini's birthdays. it makes me sad when parents are super cheap on them and don't spend a lot of time planning them and "justify" it by saying that "They (the child) has no idea". So you can bet your bottom dollar that Ellie's are going to be fun!!


  16. Samma says:

    So darling! I'm an August baby, so my little ones' late January birthdays utterly confound me!

  17. Uh, I'll be 27 next summer..can you throw me a party like this;) Seriously though, super cute idea!!! If I didn't already have a majority of the decorations made for my mini's party next month I would totally switch up and do an ice cream theme instead!

  18. Abigail Meep says:

    Shes the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!!She is adorable!!!

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